Paula Deen says she used the N-word, wanted staff to dress as slaves
After excerpts of a deposition of a popular chef was released, social media exploded with outraged fans voicing their opinions.
On May 17 Paula Deen was deposed by attorneys for Lisa Price, the former manager of Paula’s Savannah, Georgia restaurant who claimed use of the n-word by Deen and sexual harassment of her brother Bubba Heirs in a $1.2 million lawsuit.
Now according to the National Enquirer, Deen admitted to outlandishly racist behavior during her three hour long questioning.
While under oath, Deen was forced to admit that she’s made racist jokes that included use of the N-word.
“Yes of course,” said Deen when asked if she’d used the slur. “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
Furthermore, she admitted at one time to wanting staff to dress like slaves at an upcoming wedding after getting the idea from a restaurant she dined at with her husband.
“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie,” said Deen according to the National Enquirer.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”
Twitter of course has been on fire with angered people offering their reactions to the news.
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Furthermore, a hashtag titled “#PaulasBestDishes” has since surfaced gibing about dishes with racist titles that Deen might make in her kitchen. Examples include ‘Cotton pickin’ peach tea’ and ‘I can’t believe they freed you–fried chicken.’
See what Twitter really thinks about Paula Deen’s racist revelation below. -danielle canada